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Metabolic Disease

Clinical benefits and exercise prescription in primary cardiovascular prevention

Worldwide the leading causes of morbidity and mortality are diseases whose common denominator the atherosclerotic process, some of which represent the known cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus or hypertension, and others are as a result of these ischemic heart disease or stroke. There is now enough scientific evidence…

What is obesity? Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

About a third of Americans are obese and another third are overweight. In Canada, 1 in 4 Canadians were obese in 2011-2012, or about 6.3 million people; the proportion has grown 17.5% since 2003. Mexico's obesity prevalence is not that distant to these countries with 32.4% obese and…

Why adults need to get vaccinated??

Just as we take care that children receive complete immunization schedules, it is key that after adolescence, and throughout life, we continue to receive the necessary vaccines according to age and other personal characteristics, to prevent a large number of pathologies, some serious. On the other hand, when we…

Episode Gut!

A Gutsy Topic: Ask Dr Ortiz episode on intestinal health. Check out the 30 minute program on a topic which has caught the attention of the world. Follow Lucia Chavez, chief nutritionist and Dr Ortiz as they tack a subject which is still developing as probably one of the main…

“Healthy Obesity”… There Is No Such Thing!

50% or more of “healthy” obese people will eventually get sick. Until a recent scientific publication in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, no previous studies have examined the long-term consequences of obesity in people with absence of related illness or risk factor clustering in a two-decade period….

Adolescents Obesity: The New Epidemic

Adolescent Obesity Obesity is a growing disease all around the world, and now adolescents are also being affected. Is the new normal to be obese at younger ages than before? Between the abundance of processed and fast food, and unhealthy living styles, obesity seems on the rise with no way to…

Can Magnesium Help Me Lose Weight?

Magnesium Deficiency Is Associated With Insulin Resistance in Obese Patients Magnesium and Obesity One potential cause for lower serum magnesium in obese youth is low dietary magnesium intake. Studies do show that the calorie-adjusted magnesium intake in obese children was lower compared with lean children. Hypomagnesemia (serum magnesium 0.78 mmol/l)…

Can I Undergo Bariatric Surgery Even With a Heart Disease?

Obesity and heart diseases… Obesity has now become a critical problem in the U.S., with the prevalence among adults increasing by nearly 50% during the 1980s and 1990s, now, nearly 70% of adults are classified as overweight or obese compared with fewer than 25% 40 years ago. Recent evidence indicates…

The Most Challenging Clinical Case of My Medical Career

Case Study A professional lawyer with diabetes type II and high blood pressure, was summited to metabolic bariatric surgery. After 24 hours, in post-op, he started bleeding in the high digestive tube, for this reason we had to re-operate. An endoscopy was performed that showed erosive gastritis with superficial bleeding…

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Heart Problems…

Obesity as a disease Obesity has now become a critical problem in the US, with the prevalence among adults, which increased nearly 50% during the 1980s and 1990s. Now, nearly 70% of adults are classified as overweight or obese, compared with fewer than 25% 40 years ago. Recent evidence indicates…